What is Norse Mythology?
Norse Mythology also known as the Scandinavian mythology is a kind of religion that was and is still practiced by some of the people in the Scandinavian countries(Vikings) and Northern parts of Germany. In the last few decades the stories and culture of the Vikings have increasingly spread across the world. Different sources have come up with several definitions of these myths and so the conflictions in understanding of the Norse mythology. While in the middle age it is believed that the Norse and people of Germanic origin before they were converted to Christianity, they had their own religion which was very complex and sophisticated. Norse mythology was one of the expressions of this religion.
This was the origin of Norse mythology. They are what these people believed and their religion had no specific name, and this made it seem like a tradition practice. They believed in their gods’ deities such as the Odin, Thor, Loki, and Freya.
It was the traditions of the people of Scandinavian countries that gave birth to this religion. The Norse people believe that there are two types of gods namely the Æsir and the Vanir and other mythical beings such as the giant, dwarfs and other creatures.
Martin Hojbjerg. "Norse Mythology." Norse Mythology. Viking Mythology, 2011. Web. 05 Oct. 2015.
Read the information found on the links below to get a better background of the Viking people
Using the link below, watch the background information on Norse Creation, review the Norse gods and goddesses and complete the questions on your own paper (answers go in the Unit 4 section of your notebook). Choose the "Norse Creation" option to begin the short.
Here are some links to Norse Mythology in pop culture.
Norse Mythology in Pop Culture
Below are the lyrics to "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin and Trent Reznor's version. There are also commercials for Capitol One that were popular several years ago because they featured Vikings.
Mythological Sources of Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring
Use the following links to assist you with the assignment below:
The Fortification of Asgard
Use the link below to read the story of The Fortification of Asgard. Complete a comic strip version of the tale.
Take the quiz to find out which Norse god you would be. Then read the following stories on Thor.
Final assignment: Using inspiration from the stories of Thor, take a popular song and rewrite the lyrics to apply to Thor's life experiences. You can turn in your song electronically or write it on paper.
After reading the story of Ragnarok, create a breaking news story article on the events.